It's nap time and he is in his room laying on his bed playing and talking to a plastic lizard. I call at his door, "Go to sleep buddy." I hear giggling. I open the door and say, "Time to go to sleep buddy; it's getting late."
He responds, "But Mommy I am so very busy talking about this lizard."
Me: "You can talk all about the lizard when you wake up so sleep now and talk later."
Him: "But are you sure? But can we talk about how lizards are reptiles and not amphibians?"
Him: "But they're reptiles because they have claws and scales, right?"
Him: "And they're cool-blooded."
Me: "Right. Goodnight. Have a good nap."
Him: (As I'm closing his bedroom door he snuggles under his quilt while saying): "And they need to lay out in the sun to stay warm because if they don't stay warm..."
You gotta love a kid that begs you to talk about lizard facts. And you gotta love the fact that I have heard these facts so many times that I now feel far superior in my knowledge of all things creepy and crawly than I ever did when I was studying them back in grade school. I love my little nerd. :)